Heather Hill CC to Host Annual AAGA Junior Championship, High School Shootout | local sports
PLAINVILLE – Heather Hill Country Club will host two annual Attleboro Area Golf Association tournaments this year on July 11, hosting the AAGA Junior Championship and the AAGA High School Shootout.
The junior tournament debuted in 1997 and has been held every year since, with the exception of 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, and has hosted the region’s top talent from high school golf teams. Last year, Foxboro native and recent Xaverian graduate Dan Brady won the title at Chemawa Golf Course with a 3-under 66.
There are two age groups for the junior tournament, one being 14 and under and the other 15-18. The 14-and-under group will play nine holes, with an option for 18, while the 15-and-over group will play 18 holes. Junior Championship scores will also count towards the High School Shootout, if an eligible golfer chooses to enter.
The top three scorers in the Junior Championship for the 14 and under group will receive a prize and the top three for the 15 and over will also receive a prize, with the lowest scorer listed on the Marc Forbes Trophy.
“We invite the best local teenage golfers to compete,” said AAGA Co-Chair Bob Gay. “You look at the people who won, Davis Chatfield and his older brother, Brett Chatfield, Chris Hanson, those people went on and did really well at the City Open. The juniors, that makes him very special. This may be the first tournament they have won and they know their name will be on the trophy for many years to come.
The Highland Country Club and Chemawa Golf Course were former locations for the Junior Championship, this is the first time Heather Hill will serve as host. A 27-hole club, those playing a full 18 will see a different day on the course than others.
“They have three sets of nines,” Gay said. “It gives us a lot more (to do) with a 27-hole course.”
Those interested in playing can register at aagagolf.com, with the deadline to register Wednesday, July 6 at 5 p.m.
High school shooting
The AAGA High School Shootout will play its third year at Heather Hill, concurrently with the Junior Championship, with Junior Championship entrants also eligible to participate in the Shootout.
Teams of four youngsters can take part in the Shootout, with the top three scorers counting towards the final team tally. All entrants from the winning team receive a plaque and free entry to the Attleboro City Championship in late August instead of going through qualifying.
Those playing in the Shootout will play 18 holes at Heather Hill, with hole variations playing the same role at the Junior Championship where a golfer cannot play the same 18 holes.
“The high school shooting is relatively new,” Gay said. “This is the third year that we have used it. If you graduated from high school this year, you can definitely play it. We are still hoping for a good turnout. »
The Shootout will field mixed groups instead of players in a foursome. No teammate or classmate will play together on the course.
“They go in mixed groups,” Gay said. “We set up the pairings to reflect overall talent. Once the schools arrive, we extrapolate those high school students. We add up the top three scores (per team) and that’s the given winner for that year.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 6 at 5 p.m. Those interested can register at aagagolf.com. Registration for both events is $20, with a $3 fee. All tee times are 8am on the day of the event.